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Java framework for developing ops-friendly, high-performance, RESTful web services
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What is Dropwizard?

Dropwizard is a sneaky way of making fast Java web applications. Dropwizard pulls together stable, mature libraries from the Java ecosystem into a simple, light-weight package that lets you focus on getting things done.
Dropwizard is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Dropwizard is an open source tool with 8.5K GitHub stars and 3.4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Dropwizard's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Dropwizard?

65 companies reportedly use Dropwizard in their tech stacks, including CRED, Rent the Runway, and Upwork.

238 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Dropwizard.

Dropwizard Integrations

Java, Wavefront, Armeria, Netuitive, and Boxfuse are some of the popular tools that integrate with Dropwizard. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Dropwizard.
Pros of Dropwizard
Quick and easy to get a new http service going
Health monitoring
Metrics integration
Easy setup
Good conventions
Good documentation
Java Powered
Good Testing frameworks
Java powered, lightweight
Great performance, Good in prod
Open source
All in one-productive-production ready-makes life easy
Decisions about Dropwizard

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Dropwizard in their tech stack.

Matt Menzenski
Senior Software Engineering Manager at PayIt · | 16 upvotes · 996.4K views

Grafana and Prometheus together, running on Kubernetes , is a powerful combination. These tools are cloud-native and offer a large community and easy integrations. At PayIt we're using exporting Java application metrics using a Dropwizard metrics exporter, and our Node.js services now use the prom-client npm library to serve metrics.

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Dropwizard Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Dropwizard?
Spring Boot
Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.
Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.
A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.
Dropwizard Metrics
It is a Java library which gives you insight into what your code does in production. It provides a powerful toolkit of ways to measure the behavior of critical components in your production environment. It provides you with full-stack visibility.
It is open source, production quality, framework for developing RESTful Web Services in Java that provides support for JAX-RS APIs and serves as a JAX-RS (JSR 311 & JSR 339) Reference Implementation. It provides it’s own API that extend the JAX-RS toolkit with additional features and utilities to further simplify RESTful service and client development.
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Dropwizard's Followers
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